Commentary By: Gordon King
I am reminded of a song by the group Chicago, that I used to listen to years ago: “Does anybody really know what time it is?”
The lyrics to this song remind me of the time that we are now living in. Here are a few of the lyrics:
“Does anybody know what time it is? Does anybody even care?…
People runnin’ everywhere
Don’t know the way to go
Don’t know where I am
Can’t see past the next step
Don’t have to think past the last mile
Have no time to look around”
The lyrics to this song are fascinating to me, it’s almost as if the composer knew what was coming and what the world would be like today.
This says it all folks, does anybody really know the time that we are in? Does anybody even care? People are on the move, running to and fro just as the bible says. They are blinded to the truth and don’t know where to go or which way to turn. They cannot see in front of them, nor can they see past their next step. They don’t have the time to stop and think about what is happening in the world, or what is coming to the world.
A prophetic song for a prophetic time. A time in which many are deceived into believing lies and untruths, where the world has twisted and manipulated the good into the bad, and the bad into the good. Where righteousness and holiness are now seen by the world as wicked and evil. Believers in the one and only true God of the universe, Jesus Christ, are being mocked, scorned and persecuted for their beliefs.
“That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.”
As King Solomon wrote thousands of years ago, there is nothing new under the sun. Society in Israel was the same as the world is today just before the days of their captivity in Babylon. Their world had crumbled into decay, they turned from God, worshiped false gods and idols, they turned good into evil, and evil into good. They sacrificed their children to these gods by throwing them into fire. Lies, untruths, and deceptions were running rampant. And we see where it led them!
Society today is no different then it was then, in fact I would even argue that it is now worse. And if it is so, how will God judge us? When will the wrath of God come upon the wicked of the world? How much longer can the world continue in such sin and rebellion before the God of the universe dispenses His judgment? Our God is a patient God, and wishes for none to perish, no, not even the wicked! But the time is soon coming for just that. He will not wait forever.
God is waiting patiently for the lost, the wicked and sinful to turn from their ways, from their rebellion against Him. He created each and everyone of us and just wants us to love Him and to accept Him. That’s it! It’s actually that simple. It doesn’t take a doctoral thesis to figure it out, anyone can do it.
Don’t let the world deceive you into believing the lies. Jesus Christ is the only one, true, living God of the universe. He is the only way to salvation, to heaven, and to eternal life! He is the Life, the Truth, and the Way!
God Bless my friends! Until next time may the Lord keep you, protect you, and guide you unto the paths of righteousness!